In this extract from my new book Nurture Art we’re looking at how to set up the best art materials for children, to encourage passion, playfulness and creativity. There are tips for great art materials on a budget, and a free printable poster of the A to Z of unusual things to make art with.
In this extract from my new book Nurture Art we’re looking at how to find inspiration for art projects, with ideas for art projects you can try with your children throughout the year, seasonal art projects, art ideas inspired by nature, and suggestions for ways to integrate art across the school curriculum. There’s a free printable poster with a month of art prompts too.
How to find inspiration for art projects
This extract from my new book Nurture Art looks at the benefits of process art for children. There’s a free poster and links to more process art resources that you can use with your children to help them explore art and exercise their creative muscles.
Free printable: the benefits of process art for children
These Art Spark resources will give you everything you need to start a joyful art practice with your children. There are two new ebooks and an online art course for your family or class. Use them and you’ll be bursting with enthusiasm and ideas that will help you make art happen.
Join me for color, community, and creativity!
I’ll guide you through the practicalities of setting up an art space, finding inspiration, and supporting children of different ages. We’ll try out interesting art techniques and dive deeper into arts education across the curriculum and by exploring famous artists.
You’ll develop your skills in nurturing your children’s creativity, using growth mindset techniques and visual thinking strategies. And we’ll join together for color, community, and creativity. [Read more…]
100 kids art projects
Exploring art is such an important part childhood (and beyond!) With just a simple set of materials you are giving your child the opportunity to explore
the math of shapes, colour mixing, geometry and more;
storytelling and language development as they draw characters, create a scene and talk about their art;
sensory experiences as they swirl paint, smear glue and tear paper;
science discovery as they explore the properties of glue, paint and card;
and the uplifting, joyful discovery of their own voice and vision, and the confidence to express themselves.
In this archive of kids art projects you’ll find process art, seasonal crafts, and ideas for exploring new materials. The art projects are indexed by topic, material, technique and theme, to help you find ideas that are just right for your child. Click through, take a look at the all the photos and pick a few to try. [Read more…]